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Topic: Hurricaned Tanzania Blackburn (11 msgs / 276 lines)
1) From: Ken B
Heh, as we get some of the outer bands of Ike, I decided to roast a 
Tanzania Blackburn Estate AA.  During the roast, the winds kicked up a 
bit and it started raining pretty good, and smelling like the ocean.  
Does this make this a hurricaned Blackburn Estate AA? (as opposed to the 
Monsooned Malabar) ;-) 
I wonder if environmental conditions during the roast make a difference 
in the finished flavor?  If so, this should have just a touch of the sea 
in it.
Best Regards,
Ken B
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2) From: Dean De Crisce
Hope you are on safe ground. I also roasted a pound of the Tanzanian
yesterday night. P1 on the Behmor, first crack at 4min to go, stopped
the roast with 1.5 min to go. Coasted to a city +. Had a vac pot of it
this am after 12 hours rest. Kinda feel that maybe I screwed up the
roast. A little woody. Perhaps it'll settle out...we'll see tomorrow.
Let me know how your brewing it and what you get in terms of flavor,
if you will.
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3) From: David Martin
I've done two roasts of the Blackburn so far. First time, it was
delightful and full of flavor; second time, really flat. Unfortunately
I don't record roast data, so I have no idea what was different
between the roasts, but I'm sharing this because I think maybe its one
of those narrow-sweet-spot coffees.
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4) From: Lynne
Ken - Glad you're getting only the outer bands of Ike - that storm is scary,
to say the least. With me, the environment plays a big part of my roasting
results - but that's because of my 'intuitive' roasting style. Touch of the
sea, eh - with me being a block from the ocean, I can relate to that - esp.
during low tide, lol!!
David - I also don't record roasting data. I've tried, but with all I need
to do, with one crisis after another landing on my lap, and add to all that
my somewhat scatter-brain nature, I just don't remember to record anything.
Oh - I did with ONE roast in this 2+ years of umpteen varieties of roasts.
It reads something like this: "Delicious roast - Noelle [my daughter was
living w/me back then] loves it!" Now my scatter-brain nature is connected
to me residing in deep thought (that's why I've injured myself several times
by falling - tripping over something while my mind is far away), you'd think
I'd be more scientific, but no... **one of my favorite stories was actually
in an obit [sign of getting old!] years ago. The Boston Globe was relating
stories about a professor at MIT who had passed away - a student remembered
how the professor was walking down Mass Ave. one day, and asked this passing
student what direction he had come from. When the student pointed, he
responded, "Good - that means I had lunch.."
Ah - my hero - and I don't even remember his name!
Lynne
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5) From: Joseph Robertson
Great Story Lynne,
JoeR
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6) From: Ken B
Yes...after all the hoopla here in the Dallas area, we got a little 
rain, and some wind.  The storm passed well east of us, and we get 
thunderstorms with more wind and rain than Ike brought us.  We were 
fortunate, as some people got slammed.
I normally let this coffee rest for 3-4 days before drinking it, but I 
will be happy to report what I find when I try it.  I missed my target 
end temp a bit, with a 13.4 min roast in the IR2 and a final bean temp 
of 436.  (I was trying for 434-435 and let it go 5 seconds to long)  To 
my taste, it is best at 434-438 as a final bean temp with 3-6 days of 
rest, but I am by no means an expert taster and YMMV.  I think this is 
also a bean that benefits from the extension of 1st crack Les (? I think 
it was Les. If not, I apologize to whomever it was.) talks about.  My 
total roast between 401 bean temp and 425 bean temp was 5 minutes.  
Hopefully, this will produce a decent roast.  It is close to the one I 
marked with stars in my log so we will see. :-)
I'll let you know what I find when I try it on Wednesday.
Best Regards,
Ken B
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7) From: denis bordeleau
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8) From: Ken B
Heheh...perhaps I missed an opportunity to bottle the air and sell it on 
ebay. ;-)
Thanks for the chuckle Denis.
Best Regards,
Ken B
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9) From: Justin Marquez
Speaking from Cypress, TX - just outside Houston area on NW side - trust us
down here: it was an ill wind that blew no good!
We were very fortunate with almost no damage at our house, but we are still
without power there.  Luckily the office where I work was spared major
damage as well, so I am back at work again.
MANY, MANY, MANY people have no place to live, no work on the horizon and
are feeling worse every day.
One strange happening - quite a few traffic signals are still out and those
are being treated as 4-way stops. The traffic actually seems to move better
thru most of those than it did when the light was working!
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 5:53 PM, Ken B  wrote:
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10) From: kevin creason
hey J-
i heard i have power @ my house in LC but i cant go back yet (waiting
on rerouted med supplies for daughter since UPS wont deliver there).
Eye went right over our town but its almost like that helped- 50 mile
break ;). some low lieing areas of town and close to waterways are the
worst. boats were littered across hw 2094.
i believe both my RK & my B16k should be fine! but i cant speak for my
stash as no one has been inside yet.
work may reopen on Thurs. but that is still a guess.
anyway when i get  back i'll post more. what was the gal from
seabrook's name? they cant go to their homes until wed and might not
be able to stay....
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11) From: Justin Marquez
Her name is Sherrie.  I just heard from her.  Her husband is a vol. Fireman
in Seabrook, so he's THERE. She is away and OK, but their place will require
a lot of cleanup.
Best of luck to you in the recovery phase.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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